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The People's Pint Imperial Stout - The People's Pint

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The People's Pint Imperial StoutThe People's Pint Imperial Stout

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very good

144 Ratings

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 31
Gots: 12 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
The People's Pint visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-01-2004

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. Outstanding flavor and aroma, quintessential RIS. Lots of boozy dark fruits and bitter chocolate. Drinks big for 9.5%. The carbonation was very low though possibly becuase of it's age. I'd love to try a fresh one.

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4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

This was a 2012 bottle drank in 2014

Let me state this this is a totally unfair review because I am pretty sure I have a bottle that got infected. My experience does not seem to match the other reviewers, this beer was FUNKY. The funny thing is, I still really liked it.

A - Pours dark, slightly translucent with reddish hues. Not much head, almost no lacing.

S - Kind of funky and sour. Has a strong sweet oder (lactose?). Slight malt and roast.

T - Wow, this is different. A slight pleasantly sour taste like sourdough bread. Bready, yeasty, and funky. But contrasting these odd flavors is the very strong sweetness of a milk stout. Really strange combo and I was taken aback. I do not believe this is what the brewers intended. I think I got a bad bottle, but for some reason I keep coming back to it. The flavor is growing on me. I like it, a happy mistake perhaps.

M - A bit thin, very little carbonation left.

O - I know, I need to try a fresh bottle. I am not sure what I have here.

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.83/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 wax top bottle poured into my DFH signature glass...

A - Black as night, frothy brown two finger head. Sensational sticky lace left all over the glass. Exactly how a RIS should look

S - Milk chocolate, egg nog, plums, raisins, white chocolate

T - Dark chocolate, coffee creamer, vanilla, a hint of tobacco, milk, cranberry fruit roll up, coffee finish

M - Huge thick body, low carbonation, creamy madness, exceptionally smooth

O - HOLY SHIT, wow. This is awesome, friggin awesome. Unfortunately this is a Western Mass brewery I hardly pay attention too. The bottle caught my eye the other day and I figured what the hell. Glad I did, this is truly world class. Checks every category. Right up on the Mount Rushmore of RIS with Darkness and Expedition for me. Great job Peoples Pint!

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle in red wax
Hand written with Red Sharpie marker 2013

A-Poured dark with a 1 inch head

S-Aroma of sweet chocolates and coffee that were very weak initially but really came out as beer warmed.

Mouthful- Thicker than expected. Very nice substantive feel in the mouth. Lovely thickness.

Taste- Initially big malts came through almost sweet. I don't know how to describe it, but similar to the sweetness of a milk stout (but not quite). Very enjoyable. Then after the initial sweetness comes the classic RIS bitterness of coffee and chocolate that lingers in the finish.

Overall- This surprised the hell out of me. This was covered with dust on a rack from a smaller liquor store. I bought it because I was looking for stouts and the red wax and the hand written "2013" caught my eye. I would agree with the Brothers high score (100). It really is up there with the best of the RISs I have ever tasted.
Why the hell aren't more people seeking out this brew? I guess there will be more for me, but this is quite a shame that others are not enjoying this too.
$12 for 22oz bomber is quite a bargain for this and I will be actively seeking this out every year.

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The People's Pint Imperial Stout from The People's Pint
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